Real Housewives of Atlanta
star Cynthia Bailey is looking forward to a speedy recovery after recently undergoing surgery. The 51-year-old model shared about her health scare on social media by posting a selfie from her doctor's office but did not provide further details on what kind of health issues she's dealing with at the time.
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The Bravo star later revealed to The Daily Dish
that she had surgery to have her lipoma removed, which was benign.
"I noticed a slight raised lump on my back near my left shoulder blade about 2 months ago. At first I thought I had been bitten by something, or it was just back fat. A couple of weeks later, I noticed that it was still there and seemed to be growing," Bailey shared. "I went to the doctor, and was told that it was lipoma, a fatty tumor. ... I Googled it immediately and was blown away by the photos of the worst cases in particular. I was scared because as soon as I heard the word 'tumor,' I immediately thought cancer."
"Surgery went well, however it went much longer than expected because the tumor was embedded very deeply in my back and partially under a muscle. It was also larger than expected," she continued. "In the end, thankfully all the lipoma was removed successfully, and it is benign."
"I am home at Lake Bailey recovering," said Bailey, who is looking forward to get well soon. "Thanks to everyone for all the well wishes, texts, and flowers."
The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs Sundays at 8/7c on Bravo.
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